P25 - What are we developing researchers for?

Day Day 1
Session Poster presentation
Start time 18:10
Code P25

Dr Lorna WarnockKnowledge Exchange, Placement and Training Officer, Research Excellence Training Team, University of York


Whilst the majority of early researchers that we encounter in HE institutions start off on an academic career pathway, less than half of PhD graduates continue on this trajectory. This poster is designed to stimulate practitioners to consider 3 questions. Do we understand the possible drivers that are causing this shift from more conventional career pathways? Do we have a clear view of the training we should be providing for alternative employment strategies? Do we need to provide additional training for researchers seeking employment outside of academia?